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The Brooklyn neighborhood DUMBO, short for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, is another of the borough's formerly gritty, artsy neighborhoods turned high end real estate. Warehouses left over from DUMBO's days as a shipping port are now office buildings and condos. The restaurant scene in DUMBO caters largely to the lunch crowd: professionals from the tech start-ups that occupy the surrounding offices. While there are some great dinner options and bars, DUMBO is mostly quiet at night.

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Restaurant-alternative New York dining options like food trucks are popular for lunch on Front Street in DUMBO. Grab something fast and delicious and take it to the Brooklyn Bridge Park for a relaxing lunch with beautiful views of the river and Manhattan. Some of the most scenic restaurants in New York are here in DUMBO along the waterfront. River Cafe is a romantic date night favorite. reBar has great ambiance and an extensive beer selection. Gran Electrica is a delicious Mexican restaurant by the water. If you prefer something that's actually on the water, you can do that, too—treat yourself to something sweet at Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory on the Fulton Ferry Pier. One of the most popular pizzeria restaurants in New York is in DUMBO, too. You'll have to fight crowds to get a slice at Grimaldi's, but this Brooklyn institution is worth the wait. At night, you'll find DUMBO much more subdued than during the busy lunch rush. Keep in mind that while the neighborhood is generally safe, cabs are scarce at night. The dining scene here is much more geared toward lunch. Use our New York Restaurant search tool to browse DUMBO restaurants, read reviews, and sort by price and ratings.

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